Events » The Eccentric Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball 2012
The 4th Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball on Saturday 1st December was another storming success for The Chap Magazine and its extremely well-dressed followers. Topping the bill in the grand ballroom were Albert Ball’s Flying Aces, a Great War-era hot jazz ragtime band featuring silky-voiced siren Patricia Hammond on vocals. The band’s entire set comprised of songs written before 1920.
Earlier in the evening, Kwabana Lindsay walked a tightrope stretched in front of the stage, in full evening dress. Not content with such a feat, he then played the fiddle atop his taut and very narrow stage. Lindsay was followed by a “secret” surprise appearance from Chap-hop legend Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer, who played, among other ditties, his latest hit single “Just LIke a Chap”. Then along came Spacedog, a delightful musical combo with Sarah Angliss on theremin and saw, accompanied by Hugo the automaton. This was all preceded by the crazed ramblings of our eccentric host, Michael “Atters” Attree. Our host in the cocktail bar was Mr. Viv the Spiv, who introduced a real live flea circus and the Flirtinis, who instructed guests how to flirt properly, all assisted by The Chap’s resident Butler, Mr. Bell.
Guests religiously obeyed the “eccentric, eclectic, esoteric, electric” dress-code, many of whose outfits may be viewed in our picture gallery.